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Title: Pro-poor concessions for sustainable water services
Authors: Sohail (Khan), M.
Bateman, Jonathan S.
Cotton, Andrew P.
Reed, R.A.
Keywords: Developing countries
Economics & finance
Water supply
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Thomas Telford Publishing
Citation: SOHAIL, M. ... et al, 2006. Pro-poor concessions for sustainable water services. Proceedings of ICE, Civil Engineering, 159 (5), pp. 16-20 [DOI:10.1680/cien.2006.159.5.16]
Abstract: Most of the billions of people without drinking water or sanitation are very poor. While private-sector companies are becoming increasingly involved with infrastructure provision in developing countries, their contracts for water and sanitation services tend to forget the social aspects of providing services to poor people. As such, public—private partnerships in particularly poor countries are unlikely to be sustainable in the longer term and UN targets for improvements will fail to be met. Based on a four-year research project in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explains how concession contracts need to be more suited to the needs, resources and aspirations of local impoverished communities—in other words, to be more pro-poor.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of ICE, Civil Engineering [© Thomas Telford Publishing] and is also available at: http://www.thomastelford.com/journals/
Sponsor: DOI: 10.1680/cien.2006.159.5.16
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3886
ISSN: 0965-089X
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